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Delhi Police have booked over 50 landlords and hotel owners in central and north Delhi for violating norms by not conducting police verification of their tenants and guests. The tenant verification drive started in the run-up to Independence Day and violations were noticed in parts of Old Delhi, said police.
As Independence Day approaches, the threat perception is high in the national capital, according to police sources.
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma recently directed all the Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to take strict action against those found violating the norms even after several awareness programmes, said sources. Subsequently, SHOs started the checks in their respective areas, the sources added.
DCP (central district) Parmaditya said, “We have registered nearly 30 cases against landlords so far. Most of the cases were registered in several areas of walled city, especially at Jama Masjid and Chandni Mahal.” He added, “We have registered the cases under Section 188 of IPC (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) against the landlords and will continue this drive.”
DCP (north) Madhur Verma said, “We are conducting the drive and taking action against erring landlords. We are also taking action against hotel owners if they are found not filling correct details of guests or not installing CCTVs on their premises with 30-day retention.”
Verma said two hotel owners in Majnu Ka Tila were booked Wednesday for violating the norms.